Ayurveda Treatment for Sinusitis
What is Sinusitis?
A sinusitis or sinus infection is inflammation of sinuses. Sinuses are tiny hollow pockets lined by mucous, found around the bones behind and around nose.
In Ayurveda, it is co-related with “Pratishyaya”. Pratishyaya is the most prevelant disease in Nasagata-vikara. Acharya charaka said, “Pratikshnam shyayati iti pratishyaya”, which means elimination of Kaphadi doshas persistently through nose.
Origin of Pratishyaya
Prati + syaya
Prati– Abhimukha (means towards)
Syaya– Gamana (means movement)
So the general meaning of pratisyaya is, “moving towards”
When kaphadi doshas lodge in Shira (head) excessively, then with the indulgence of nidana (causative factors), it leads to alleviation of Vata dosha in the head causing the disease named “Pratishyaya”.
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Persistent allergic condition
- Sheetamati pratapa (Exposure to cold climate)
- Incompatible food items
- Alpa bala (low immunity)
- Abhighataja karana (Traumetic factors like injury to head or nose)
- Dhumraja (exposure to dust or smoke)
Types of Pratishyaya
According to Acharya Charaka and Kashyapa, Pratishyaya is of 4 types:
- Vataja Pratishyaya
- Pittaja Pratishyaya
- Kaphaja Prastishyaya
- Sannipataja Pratishyaya
- Shirah shoola (headache)
- Nasasrava (Running nose)
- Kshvathu (sneezing)
- Nasa kandu (itching in nose)
- Netra srava (excessive lacrymation)
- Teevra Jwara (Hyperpyrexia)
- Kaphotklesha (thick mucus discharge from nose)
- Angamarda (bodyache or fatigue)
- Ghranendriya avrodha (loss of sense of smell)
- Swara bheda (throat irritation)
Ayurveda is the best source of remedies for the cure of sinusitis. Ayurveda treatment is a very effective way to deal with it.
You can also opt for Ayurveda consultation online at our site to get a better diagnose and treatment plan according to the specific cause of your sinus infection. Here you will get the best doctor to answer your queries.
– Dr Subajanane Jeyanthan –
Niyanthree Ayurveda Clinic, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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